Friday, March 31, 2006


EH Tale of Motherhood Featured on Tales From A Small Planet

Tales From A Small Planet, a website sharing the experiences of people living abroad, has selected an abridged version of Expat Harem contributor Nancy Lunsford's tale for their Road Less Traveled section. Read Ankara's Fertile Ground here.

Sunday, March 26, 2006


Orhan Pamuk's Translator Reviews Expat Harem in Cornucopia Magazine

Maureen Freely, professor, author, journalist, and translator of Orhan Pamuk's books Snow and Istanbul: Memories and the City, has reviewed Expat Harem in Issue 35 of Cornucopia Magazine, the publication for connoisseurs of Turkey and Turkish culture.

In her review, Freely finds "...insights from women who learn to read the cultural fine print." Deeming Expat Harem "a noble effort", she further prophesies, "Valuable today as an antidote to bigotry, it will, I am sure, serve as an even more valuable corrective to the blinkered historians of tomorrow."

Monday, March 20, 2006

Editors Interview with Turkish Kadinca Magazine

Arzu Yonak from Kadinca (Feminine) Magazine met with us to discuss Expat Harem's success and to ask about our upcoming US Book Tour that begins next month.

Kadinca women's glossy, recently taken over by sze ajans, will be relaunched next month with a new look. Besides nationwide availability, it will also be distributed throughout the US in cities with significant Turkish populations.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Expat Harem reaches 1.7 Million Americans

Or that's what we'd like to think, as Anastasia's interview "American woman finds Istanbul a true Turkish delight" was published in at least 16 US newspapers last week (6 March 2006).

The Knight-Ridder syndication of this Foreign correspondence 'Istanbul-living' interview reached 13 states across the nation!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

We have just confirmed another booking in California, this time at Book Passage at their San Francisco Ferry Building location! If you're around at 6:00pm on Thursday, May 11th, we'll see you there!

If you're wondering where else we may turn up, visit our complete events listing here.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Welcome to the Official Blog of Tales from the Expat Harem!

The blog may be brand new, but the book already has a history. First published 6 months ago in Turkey, it now has three editions! The anthology has been on the English language bestseller list for 24 weeks in Turkey, and reached the #1 spot in January. It's also been translated into Turkish and released worldwide as 'Turkce Sevmek'. Today marks the publication of the North American edition by Seal Press.

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